Thursday, April 4, 2013

Look Up






Walking back from Whole Foods at Columbus Circle, I snap a photo through the canopy at the Trump Hotel and think to myself: "You've gotta look up in this town!" Hard to do when you are hell bent on getting someplace, tourists have it easier, not being in a rush. But how often do I see them bent over, looking into their maps? All the time. Faces stuck at street level, they're missing the very thing they've come to see.

The second photo is of 15 Central Park West, the building right next to Trumps' glass and brass wonder. It's two recently built towers- one which looms over the other - look out over the Park in a style reminiscent of an older era. The last photo is of its Deco gone Baroque entryway.  Even here, you have to look up or you miss the building's details. 

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  1. If ever you're down in the village and thereabouts on a day when the clouds have lowered and the skyscrapers are not visible, look around and see 19th-century New York in all its glory.

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    1. Indeed! I love the Village for that very reason.

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  2. I adore this new building - the architect, Stern, knows how to do it right. I've never been inside but from the pictures it looks amazing.

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    1. It's quite striking when viewed from inside Central Park, the taller tower on Broadway having many deco elements at its top. I've never been inside either, but did notice when it was being built (the plans for apt's were online) that the only spacious apt's were in the 5 -7 million range! Otherwise, the ceiling heights were low, and the layout somewhat cramped. The Broadway building has a few triplexes.

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